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By Molly Merrill 10:35 am December 07, 2009
A decade after the Institute of Medicine landmark report on medical errors, titled "To Err is Human," an expert in medical errors and patient safety gives the nation's progress a B-minus, with health IT falling slightly behind with a "C+".
By Patty Enrado 10:08 am December 07, 2009
By Dec. 11 the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative will find out whether it will be one of the first-round picks to become a federal Health IT Regional Extension Center.
By Bernie Monegain 09:38 am December 07, 2009
Kern Medical Center, a county-owned 222-bed acute-care teaching hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., is set to deploy the OpenVista electronic health record by the end of the year.
By Bernie Monegain 09:14 am December 07, 2009
A multi-disciplinary group at the Geisinger Health System has developed an IT-linked set of best practices to improve the quality of diabetes care and outcomes.
By Kyle Hardy 04:48 pm December 04, 2009
HIS-IZZ Hospitals, a Brussels, Belgium-based network of four hospitals has deployed a notification workflow hub across its four locations.
By Kyle Hardy 10:52 am December 04, 2009
In response to the growing need for specialists in healtcare information technology, Duke University has created the Duke Center for Health Informatics.
By Mary Mosquera 10:35 am December 04, 2009
Community colleges that want to participate in the administration’s recently announced program to fund healthcare IT workforce training and curriculum development have until next month to apply for grants set up by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
By Diana Manos 08:49 am December 04, 2009
A recent survey shows CIOs are concerned about their ability to implement the standards recommended by the Health IT Standards Committee in time to meet established deadlines.
By Molly Merrill 07:58 am December 04, 2009
The National eHealth Collaborative is seeking four leaders in the health and healthcare fields to serve on its board of directors.
By Bernie Monegain 07:44 am December 04, 2009
Information technology is a key component to reaching Leapfrog's top 45 best hospitals for quality - a list the watchdog organization released Thursday.

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